As I'm sure you know by now, we here at ViralNova are no strangers to stories of animals being saved from terrible abuse.
But after coming across this poor pup's story, we had to agree with his rescuers when they said that it is one of the most horrific cases of animal abuse you can find online.
Before you read any further, be aware of the fact that the photos you're about to see are very graphic.
Augustus had likely lived his whole life without any care or affection when somebody found him walking through the streets of Chicago. He was completely emaciated, was missing chunks of fur and skin, and his body was covered with open wounds.
This poor little guy has suffered through more than most of us will experience in a lifetime.
And he really needs all the help he can get. If you've ever thought about donating to a cause, now would be the best time to do it. You can donate directly to this dog's care here by writing his name in the provided box. You can also follow his story by visiting TAF's Facebook page.
We all wish Augustus the best and hope for a full and speedy recovery.